Getting around Los Angeles by Rail/Stops and Facilities/Metro Rail Transfer Stations/7th Street-Metro Center

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A Blue Line train is stationed on the B1 level of 7th Street/Metro Center Station, its terminus.
A Blue Line train is stationed on the B1 level of 7th Street/Metro Center Station, its terminus.

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, 7th Street/Metro Center Station is one of four transfer stations in the system and one of 6 stations with a concurrency. It is also one of 9 termini in the system.

7th Street/Metro Center is the gateway to many other lines. If one is going downtown from another station on the Blue or Green Line, he/she will almost always make a stop at 7th Street/Metro Center, which could even be their destination. Vice-versa, passengers going out of town in a southerly direction will most likely transfer at 7th Street/Metro Center.

Station Basics[edit]

A Blue Line train enters 7th Street/Metro Center, its terminus.
A Blue Line train enters 7th Street/Metro Center, its terminus.

7th Street/Metro Center, located at 660 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, is located in the heart of Downtown LA, making it, as its name suggests, the center of Metro services. A transfer to the Metro Red/Purple Lines is available. The station is found under the intersection of 7th and Flower.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Beverly Blvd/Beverly Hills 14 Metro Local
W 3rd St 16 Metro Local
W 6th St, Whittier Blvd/East Los Angeles 18 Metro Local
Santa Monica (nights only), Westwood (via Wilshire Blvd), Wilshire Blvd 20 Metro Local
W Adams Blvd 37 Metro Local
Avalon Blvd/South LA, W 7th St 51, 52, 352 Metro Local
Central Ave 53 Metro Local
South Gate 60 Metro Local
Hawaiian Gardens, Pioneer Blvd 62 Metro Local
E Olympic Blvd, W 8th St 66 Metro Local
Wabash Ave/City Terrace 71 Metro Local
Huntington Dr 78 Metro Local
Huntington Dr 79 Metro Local
Figueroa St, LA Live 81 Metro Local
LA Zoo, Riverside Dr 96 Metro Local
W 3rd St 316 Metro limited-stop service
Huntington Dr 378 Metro limited-stop service
San Pedro/LA Harbor 450 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Cal State University Los Angeles, LA County/USC Medical Center 487 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Cal State University Los Angeles, LA County/USC Medical Center 489 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Santa Monica, Westwood (via Wilshire Blvd), Whittier Blvd/East Los Angeles, Wilshire Blvd 720 Metro Rapid
South Gate 760 Metro Rapid
Antelope Valley/Lancaster AV785 LADOT Commuter Express
Sylmar (via Tujunga) CE409 LADOT Commuter Express
Chatsworth (via Devonshire St) CE419 LADOT Commuter Express
Thousand Oaks CE422 LADOT Commuter Express
Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks CE423 LADOT Commuter Express
Marina del Rey CE347 LADOT Commuter Express
Manhattan Beach CE348 LADOT Commuter Express
Redondo Beach CE438 LADOT Commuter Express
Palos Verdes Peninsula CE448 LADOT Commuter Express
Figueroa St, LA Live DASH F LADOT DASH
Cal State University Los Angeles, El Monte, LA County/USC Medical Center FT Silver Streak FT Bus Lines
Montebello M40 Montebello Bus Lines
E Washington Blvd/La Mirada M50 Montebello Bus Lines
Montebello M341 Montebello Bus Lines
Montebello M342 Montebello Bus Lines
Huntington Beach OC701 Orange County Transportation Authority
Santa Clarita/Valencia SC799 Santa Clarita Transit
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State University Los Angeles, Carson, El Monte, LA County/USC Medical Center, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Wilmington (via Harbor Transitway) Silver Line Metro Liner


Floor Configuration[edit]

A Red Line train bound for North Hollywood stops at 7th Street/Metro Center for passengers.
A Red Line train bound for North Hollywood stops at 7th Street/Metro Center for passengers.
Level Features
Street Entrance
B1 Concourse (ticketing, gates); Blue Line platforms
B2 Red/Purple Line platforms

B1[edit]

After entering the station via one of the entrances around 7th Street, one reaches level B1, which hosts the concourse and Blue Line platforms. Ticketing machines as well as the ticket barriers are located on this level. The Blue Line platform is a side platform; this means that platform 1 and platform 2 are separated by the two tracks. It is possible to go between tracks by going underground past the Red/Purple line platforms or by going over a pedestrian bridge.

B2[edit]

The Red and Purple Lines board at level B2. Since the Red and Purple Lines share a concurrency, they share the same track. Red Line trains to North Hollywood and Purple Line trains to Wilshire/Western board at the same track, and Red and Purple Line trains to Los Angeles Union Station board at the same track. In the latter direction, since the concurrency extends to the terminus of both lines, it doesn't matter which train one takes.

Lines Covered[edit]

Three lines make a stop at 7th Street/Metro Center, one of which terminates there.

Blue Line[edit]

7th Street/Metro Center is the Blue Line's northern terminus. It is also the only Blue Line station that is below-ground and one of 4 light-rail stations that are below-grade (the other three are Memorial Park - below-grade but not underground, Mariachi Plaza, and Soto - all on the Gold Line). To the south, the Blue Line stops at Pico (STAPLES Center), 103rd Street (Watts Tower), Imperial/Wilmington (Green Line), and the Long Beach Loop (souther 'terminus')

Red and Purple Lines[edit]

The Red and Purple Line concurrency makes an intermediate stop at 7th Street/Metro Center. Because of the concurrency, passengers bound for North Hollywood or Wilshire/Western board on the same platform. Likewise, passengers for Los Angeles Union Station board on the other platform. (Since the concurrency continues from 7th Street/Metro Center to the terminus, Los Angeles Union Station, if one is bound for Los Angeles Union Station, it doesn't matter which train he/she takes.) The train makes additional stops at Pershing Square, Civic Center, and Union Station (Gold Line, Red/Purple terminus) to the west and Wilshire/Vermont, Wilshire/Western (Purple terminus), Hollywood/Highland (Red only), and North Hollywood (Red terminus) to the east.